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Shakespeare in Ten Acts

15 April, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 17 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Journey through 400 years of history – from the first productions of Hamlet and The Tempest – to understand how Shakespeare’s plays have been transformed for new generations of theatre-goers.

Imagine how audiences reacted to ground-breaking moments like the first stage appearance by a female actor in 1660 and the first British performance of Othello by a black actor in 1825.

Experience the glamour of Vivien Leigh’s Lady Macbeth costume, the surprising circus prop from Peter Brook’s radical 1970s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the stunning detail of the Globe’s award-winning costumes from Twelfth Night starring Mark Rylance.

Shakespeare in Ten Acts showcases over 200 unique and rare items such as the only surviving play-script in Shakespeare’s hand, an authentic Shakespeare signature, the earliest printed edition of Hamlet from 1603 and Shakespeare’s First Folio.

The event will take place in the PACCAR Gallery of The British Library.

Details

Start:
15 April, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End:
17 April, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.bl.uk/events/shakespeare-in-ten-acts

Venue

British Library
96 Euston Road
London , NW1 2DB United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 (0)1937 546546
Website:
www.bl.uk

Organiser

British Library
Phone:
+44 (0)1937 546546
Email:
boxoffice@bl.uk
Website:
www.bl.uk

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